Nate Phelps, speaker and author on religion and child abuse, will speak at St. Charles Community College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the auditorium of the Social Sciences Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Phelps is well known as the estranged son of Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas, known for its protest activities. Phelps, who also is an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) advocate, will tell his story of enduring physical, emotional and psychological abuse as a child.
The lecture by Phelps is part of SCC’s multicultural programming – events celebrating nationally recognized heritage months throughout the academic year. Phelps’ lecture specifically is part of Pride Month activities (being observed in October around National Coming Out Day while students are on campus – instead of June). Multicultural programming allows students to consider multiple perspectives and cultures.
Established in 1986, St. Charles Community College is celebrating 25 years as a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.